LIBERTYWALK's SparkPeople Blog LIBERTYWALK's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Just one bite DOES matter. It's been almost five months since I've eaten sweets or desserts. More amazingly, I no longer want them. <BR> <BR> I work in an environment in which treats are provided by coworkers if not daily, then at least a couple of times of week. Before abstaining, cravings for these treats interfered with my concentration and consumed my thoughts. In effect, the treats called to me all day long. <BR> <BR> The dialog in my head BEFORE: Oh look. Cookies! But I'm not going to have one. (Pause.) Y... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 14:27:54 EST Vacation temptations... Nearly every summer, my husband, sons, and I vacation at a cabin on a lake in northern Wisconsin. Often, we will spend several summers in a row at the same cabin. Lately, it has been at Big Pine. Our activities are pretty much the same every year: fishing, eating, sleeping, eating, hiking, eating, kayaking, eating, fishing, eating… <BR> <BR> Although, by necessity, I have almost always eaten a healthier diet than my husband and sons, I have in the past often indulged on these cabin vacati... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 14:32:09 EST "Have you gained any weight back yet?" Yesterday we hosted a graduation party for our older son. It was an intimate family and friends affair held outside on a beautiful afternoon. <BR> <BR> A question drifted my way. "Have you gained any weight back yet?" The question was posed by my mother, rather loudly and from a distance. Silence ensued. I might have taken offense, but my mother was privy to some information that our other guests were not. I responded, "No, and I don't plan to." <BR> <BR> Two months ago, my weight los... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 20:28:58 EST